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Population
  2010 2012
Population 672,591 699,628
Median Age 37 36.1
Total 8 year-olds 7,755 8,432
Boys 3,929 4,255
Girls 3,826 4,177
Total 9 year-olds 7,728 8,159
Boys 3,988 4,159
Girls 3,740 4,000
Total 10 year-olds 7,738 7,952
Boys 3,972 4,041
Girls 3,766 3,911
Total 11 year-olds 7,819 7,916
Boys 4,008 4,106
Girls 3,811 3,810
Total 12 year-olds 8,106 8,018
Boys 4,140 4,125
Girls 3,966 3,893
 
How People Get to Work:
Drive Alone 80.0% 79.5%
Car Pool 8.6% 9.7%
Public Transportation 0.7% 0.4%
Work at Home 5.2% 5.6%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2013
Homes with a Computer 83.7%

Geography
Capital Bismarck
Largest City Fargo city
Second Largest City Bismarck city
Persons Per Square Mile (State, 2010) 9.7

Business
  2010 2012
Dentist Offices 257 268
Amusement Parks 0 0
Fast-Food Restaurants 401 433
Toy Stores 27 23
Video/Disc Rental Stores 37 22
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 3 3
Candy & Nut Stores 4 5
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 18 17
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 0 0

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that data are not available for the indicated time period. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: November 2, 1889
  • Population 1900: 319,146
  • Population 1950: 619,636
  • Population 2000: 642,200

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname: Peace Garden State
  • Flower: Wild Prairie Rose
  • Tree: American Elm
  • Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Horse: Nokota Horse
  • Grass: Western Wheatgrass

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Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, and County Business Patterns.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.